Friday October 2, 2015 at 9:00 AM EDT
Saturday October 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT

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Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conf Center 
300 Gateway Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18017

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Spending the night?

Through September 1, guest rooms are being held for Thursday October 1 and Friday October 2 at a room rate of $99 per night. Call 610-866-5800 for reservations. Please note that there is no elevator at this hotel, so you may wish to ask for a room on the 1st floor. 

The hotel includes breakfast and free parking. Check-in time is at 4pm and check-out time is 12Noon.

Holy Eucharist will be celebrated at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem beginning at 5:15pm on Friday.

Buses will be available for those in need. Please plan to carpool as well.

Banquet Only ????

If you are interested in attending the banquet, only, in celebration of the life of The Rev. Rev. Mark Dyer, please click the 'register now' button and follow the directions. We welcome you!


Jo Trepagnier 
The Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem 

2015 Convention: Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem 

The Diocesan Convention offers our diocese the opportunity to gather for prayer, strategic mission planning, and worship. Our focus this year will be deepening our understanding mission through consideration of our particular adaptive challenges and opportunities.  

2015 Schedule

Friday, October 2

8 am Check in

9 am Light Hospitality

9:30 am Session I, Convention Center

  • Morning Prayer 
  • Bishop’s address
  • Opening Business 

12 pm   Noonday Prayers and Lunch

 1 pm    Session II: Leading into the Future with Hugh O’ Doherty

  • Phase I: Plenary
  • Phase II: Small Groups
  • Phase III: Implications 

4 pm Recess

Please make carpooling arrangements. Two buses will be available for transportation for those in need.

5:15 pm Eucharist at Cathedral Church of the Nativity, honoring Bishop Mark Dyer

7 pm  Banquet at Convention Center Celebrating Bishop Mark Dyer's Ministry

Registration is available for the banquet only and must be made with the link below.

Saturday, October 3

 8:30 am Session III, Convention Center     

  • Morning Prayer
  • Balloting if needed
  • Action on Resolutions 

 11:45 am  Noonday Prayers

Lunch boxes available to go

1:00     Session IV Business if needed, at Cathedral Church of the Nativity


NOTE:  All hearings on resolutions will be held at pre-convention meetings

Hugh O'Doherty

We welcome Hugh O'Doherty as our plenary and workshop leader as we learn about and discuss adaptive leadership.


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 Please note that you will be asked for payment information and a meal choice for dinner. The choice of entrees is Grilled Salmon or Beef Tenderloin. A vegatarian plate will also be available.